Stories of the Most Empowering and Influential Women in the Sphere of Technologies

When we speak about modern technologies, inventions and devices, most of the times we mention prominent and successful men. However, women have done no less, and sometimes even more to develop new unique solutions, run giant companies, be successful and powerful.

Today the world celebrates the International Women’s Day, so we saw it fit to introduce you to three ladies that are rocking it when it comes to technologies and are proving the fact that the fair sex is capable of doing anything and everything.

1. Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki is an American tech executive of Polish origin. She was a part of the creation of the most popular search site Google and has served as a CEO of the famous video-streaming platform YouTube since 2014.


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This woman has three degrees: in History and Literature, Economics and Business Administration. Susan was working for the tech giant Intel, when she met Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the creators of Google. Having donated her fridge to the developers for the sake of their technological experiments, she later on became the executive director of YouTube.

With the net worth of $500 million, Susan Wojcicki undoubtedly deserves her title of the “Silicon Valley Queen”.

2. Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is an American tech executive, book author and activist. She was elected a Chief Operating Officer of Facebook in 2008 and has remained in office ever since.


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She studied Economics and Business at Harvard and afterwards worked on health-related projects for the World Bank. In the mid-1990s Sheryl started working in the office of the US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. After that she pursued her career in the tech sphere and began working for Google. In 2008 she became the first woman to be elected a COO by the Board of Directors of Facebook.

The net worth of this lady is over $1 billion. In 2012 she made it to the Time 100 rating of the most influential people in the world.

3. Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns is an American businesswoman, the CEO of the telecommunications company VEON and the chairman of Uber’s Board of Directors.


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Ursula has a science degree in Mechanical Engineering and honorary degrees from 10 US higher education establishments. In 2009, she became the first black woman to head Xerox and made it to the Fortune 500 rating. Moreover, she occupies leading position in such major companies as Uber, Teneo (an international advisory firm) and Diageo (an alcoholic beverages company).

In 2014, Ursula Burns obtained the 22nd place in the Forbes rating of the most powerful women in the world. Her net worth is $18.7 million.

Dear ladies, happy International Women’s Day! Remain persistent, hard-working and beautiful at the same time, because girls run the world.  

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